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‘The Conners’ Renewed For Season 2 By ABC

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‘The Conners’ Renewed For Season 2 By ABC
It’s official — ABC has ordered a second season of Roseanne spinoff The Conners. The renewal comes after series’ producer Werner Entertainment secured new deals with the core cast of Roseanne veterans, John Goodman, who plays Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf (Jackie Harris), Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner) and Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner-Healy). The size of the order has not been revealed by ABC but has been speculated to be 13 episodes, slightly bigger than last season’s 11.

While not the mega hit of the size of the Roseanne revival, The Conners has been a breakout for ABC. In its first season, the Roseanne followup averaged 9.5 million total viewers and a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating (Live+7) to rank as the season’s No. 1 new comedy in total viewers and 18-49 and ABC’s No. 1 comedy in both categories. The Conners improved its Tuesday 8 pm time period by 33% in total viewers and by 22% in adults
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"Castle Rock" Season 2 to Pay Homage to ‘Misery’ with Lizzy Caplan as Annie Wilkes

Season 1 of Hulu's Castle Rock was a treasure trove of homages, Easter eggs, and story crossovers for fans of horror icon Stephen King. Season 2 looks to continue that trend by taking on Misery, King's 1987 psychological horror novel that centered on nurse Annie Wilkes and her deadly obsession with romance novelist, Paul Sheldon. Kathy Bates earned an Oscar for her performance as Wilkes in Rob Reiner's 1990 feature adaptation of the story, but now Emmy-nominee Lizzy Caplan gets a shot at the role. Joining Caplan to lead the Season 2 cast of Castle Rock
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"Dark Tower" Pilot at Amazon Casts Jasper Pääkkönen, Sam Strike

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The pilot for the planned “Dark Tower” series adaptation currently in the works at Amazon has cast two lead roles.

Sources say that Jasper Pääkkönen and Sam Strike have both been cast in the pilot, which is based on the Stephen King book series of the same name. Strike will play Roland Deschain, also known as The Gunslinger, while Pääkkönen is believed to be playing The Man in Black, also known as Marten Broadcloak and Randall Flagg. The series is said to tell the story of how Roland became a gunslinger and his first encounter with the villainous Man in Black.

Amazon declined to comment.

Strike most recently starred in the Syfy series “Nightflyers,” based on the George R.R. Martin novella. His other recent credits include “Mindhunter,” “Timeless,” and “EastEnders.” He will also appear in HBO’s upcoming miniseries “Chernobyl.”

Pääkkönen recently starred in Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning film “BlacKkKlansman
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Schitt's Creek: Coming to an End!

Schitt's Creek: Coming to an End!
Schitt's Creek is coming to an end. The popular Pop comedy series will wrap with its sixth and final season in 2020, it has been announced.

Dan and Eugene Levy, who created and star in the wildly popular series took to social media to break the news.

"We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning," Daniel and Eugene Levy said.
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‘The Conners’ Renewed for Season 2 at ABC

ABC has renewed its highest-rated new show, “The Conners,” for a second season, Variety has learned.

The show’s stars, including John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Ames McNamara and Laurie Metcalf, are all set to return to Lanford, after several of them signed a new deal with the network on Thursday.

“We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conner family,” said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke in a statement. “This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves.
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Ratings: With March Madness on CBS, Everyone Else Holds Pretty Steady

CBS’ March Madness coverage this Thursday night averaged 3.85 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating during primetime, down sharply from the same night last year.

Opposite men’s collegiate “hoops”….

ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (6.9 mil/1.4, read recap) and For the People (3.2 mil/0.5) were steady, while Station 19 (5.6 mil/0.9) ticked up.

The CW | Supernatural (1.47 mil/0.4) and Legacies (1.01 mil/0.3, read recap) were steady.

Fox | Gotham (2.2 mil/0.6, read recaplet) and The Orville (3 mil/0.6) each added a literal handful of viewers, while steady in the demo.

NBC | Superstore (3.9 mil/0.9), A.P. Bio (2.3 mil/0.5) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2.2 mil/0.6) were all steady in the demo, while
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Series Mania: Laurence Herszberg, Frederic Lavigne on the 2019 Edition

Lille, France — Few festival heads are so ready to plunge into questions such as what their lineup suggests about contemporary drama series production as Series Mania’s director general Laurence Herszberg and Frédéric Lavigne. Series Mania was one of Europe’s first TV festivals to push drama series an art-form. Ten years later, it’s still a major focus of conversation with them. Variety chatted to both on the significance of this year’s lineup.

Do you see any trends in this year’s Series Mania selection?

Yes! There are emphases. Migrants and immigration is one major trend, which is
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The Conners Renewed for Expanded Season 2 at ABC — Who's Returning?

They’ll be partying in Lanford tonight: ABC has renewed The Conners for Season 2. A source confirms that the order is for 13 episodes, up from Season 1’s 11.

Word of the official pickup comes after the network closed deals with primary cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and Lecy Goranson, all of whom secured significant salary bumps as well as a piece of the back end. (Goodman, Metcalf and Gilbert will now reportedly earn $375K an episode, up from $250K for Season 1; Goranson, meanwhile, is now said to be pocketing $165K an episode, which amounts to a double-digit increase.
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‘Into the Badlands’ Season 3 Review: The Final Season Didn’t Have to Be the Last

‘Into the Badlands’ Season 3 Review: The Final Season Didn’t Have to Be the Last
When “Into the Badlands” launched in 2015, its existence was relatively insane: a high-octane sci-fi martial arts series, that the creators of the WB’s “Smallville” weren’t adapting from a book or a comic — they were inventing whole cloth. Four years later, this is also insane but true: after approximately the other eleven billionity shows that have followed in its wake, it still remains unique.

That’s a massive accomplishment on its own. So is the show lasting for as long as it has, especially given that there are plenty of other out-there concepts which never made it past their first seasons.

However, it’s still going to be sad to say goodbye to the AMC drama, which returns for its final run of episodes on Sunday, March 24. It arguably might be said there was more life left in this show, even — that it’s too soon for farewells.

In its first season,
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Series Mania 2019: 10 First Takes – Netflixmania, Big Trends, Buzz Titles

Series Mania 2019: 10 First Takes – Netflixmania, Big Trends, Buzz Titles
Lille, France – The 10th Series Mania kicks off in Lille, north-east France, on Friday March 22. Here are 10 down-to-the-wire takes on the banner European TV Festival:

1.Netflixmania

Many Series Mania screenings are fully booked. But some sold out in the hour: “Osmosis,” and “The Oa” Season 2, for instance. “Chambers” with Uma Thurman is also sold out. What do these shows have in common? They’re all from Netflix. If Berlin’s Drama Series Days is anything to go by, where a Netflix panel was packed to the rafters, a one-hour panel From Idea to Screen: Developing French Content for and with
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Endemol Shine Sells Hit Series ‘Harem’ to Australia’s Sbs

France’s Endemol Shine has announced the Australian sale of its hit cult-themed Israeli drama “Harem” to Australia’s Sbs.

During a keynote speech at last year’s Series Mania, Endemol Shine president Sohpie Turner Laing announced that Season 2 of the series had already been greenlit, and shooting would begin in 2019.

Inspired by cults in Israel and the world around, the series is a fictional tale of a charismatic, mystical healer named Shabtai, who lives near Tel Aviv with 20 wives and more than 40 children. Those belonging to the cult joined voluntarily, and have lived isolated themselves from society at large for more than 20 years.
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Avengers: Endgame Trailer Recreated With Spongebob Clips is Pure Awesome

Does anyone else feel impending doom when it comes down to Spongebob saving the world? At the very least it’s a fun way to spend a couple of minutes since right now we’re not getting anything else out of anyone when it comes to Avengers: Endgame, so a little levity is definitely appreciated. Surprisingly it’s kind of a heartfelt moment when a few of the characters turn to ash and it might even trigger the faint Ptsd that some fans are still experiencing after watching Infinity War since a few of those deaths were kind of hard to take. It

Avengers: Endgame Trailer Recreated With Spongebob Clips is Pure Awesome
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‘Parks and Recreation’ Reunion: The Very Good Reason Why There May Never Be a Revival

‘Parks and Recreation’ Reunion: The Very Good Reason Why There May Never Be a Revival
In the age of reboots and revivals, not even flashing forward 50 years to provide definitive closure for every character can keep the question of a comeback at bay. That’s how it felt in the Dolby Theater Thursday evening when the cast and creator of “Parks and Recreation” gathered to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their premiere, and the sold-out audience waited with bated breath for news of more new episodes.

What would it take to bring back “Parks and Rec”?

“I think in the world we live in now nothing is ever gone,” Michael Schur told Patton Oswalt, the panel moderator and former guest star on “Parks and Rec.” “I think everyone on this stage — and like six other people — would have to feel like there’s a story that needed to be told. What I felt personally, the show had an argument to make and the argument was about teamwork,
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How is Empire Faring without Jussie Smollett?

The television show Empire had its first episode aired since actor Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago on charges of making false statements to police. After the well-publicized arrest, Smollett was removed from the show pending the outcome of his upcoming trial. This decision to remove him from the series was made even after he had personally appeared before the cast of Empire and claimed his innocence. The ratings are in, and it is reported that this first show sans Smollett had the second lowest rating in the history of the show. As certain as the sun rises in the

How is Empire Faring without Jussie Smollett?
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‘Parks and Recreation’ Cast Talks Possibility of a Revival at 10th Anniversary Reunion

For one night, Hollywood felt a little like Pawnee.

The cast of NBC’s hit comedy “Parks and Recreation” reunited at PaleyFest on Thursday in honor of the show’s 10th anniversary. The whole Pawnee gang showed up: Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Rob Lowe, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Retta, and Jim O’Heir reminisced about their characters on the show and shared behind-the-scenes secrets in front of a sold-out Dolby Theatre.

In an era where classic shows are constantly being rebooted, like “Will & Grace”; eagerly awaited to be revived, like “The Office”; or turned into a movie spinoff,
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Is Cooper Coming To Apex Legends?

The video game Apex Legends has definitely been making a name for itself since its initial launch, and it is in part thanks to its character roster for the players. In fact, the roster has become such an appeal that the hype of new characters that could be potentially added makes the game and the players taking part all the more excited. While awaiting the announcement of what new characters will be added to the roster for the next season that is about to launch, there has been some speculation of who we could see making their debut. One such

Is Cooper Coming To Apex Legends?
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Everything I Learned About Sex, I Learned From Black '90s Sitcoms

I'm old enough to know quite a lot about sex. I'm also young enough to still lucidly remember my introduction to it. It wasn't elegant, romantic, or even textbook. It was pulled clumsily from sweet fantasies and uncomfortable realities, a collision of naive yearning and rude awakenings. I was always

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The Sex in Now Apocalypse Is Concerned with Liberation, Not Labels

When describing the new Starz comedy Now Apocalypse, it might be tempting to start with the alien conspiracy that is the undercurrent of the entire coming-of-age series. It's definitely a storyline that stands out, but the apparent reptilian invasion in Gregg Araki's eye-popping show is actuall ...

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Stranger Things Is a Stealth Blueprint for Successfully Navigating Puberty

Stranger Things is only headed into Season 3, but the Netflix show has already taught us so much: about Dungeons & Dragons sessions, about the holding power of Farrah Fawcett hairspray, and about the dangerously addictive qualities of Eggo waffles, just to name a few. But the best education you can

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April TV Calendar: Game of Thrones' End Begins! Plus Killing Eve, Sabrina, Mary Jane and 50 Other Dates to Save

April TV Calendar: Game of Thrones' End Begins! Plus Killing Eve, Sabrina, Mary Jane and 50 Other Dates to Save
Winter isn’t the only thing coming this April.

Yes, the extremely patient Game of Thrones faithful can look forward to a new season, as can fans of Killing Eve, Bosch and The 100. Meanwhile, Legends of Tomorrow, Sabrina and Life in Pieces return from extended breaks. When it comes to series finales, Gotham is ready to call it a knight, as will Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Being Mary Jane and You’re the Worst. On top of it all, this spring’s fresh fare includes a trip into… The Twilight Zone.

To help you keep tabs on the goodness ahead, TVLine presents this handy-dandy,
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